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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2022, 10:45:13 pm »
Good to hear others share my excitement.  I remember the first trip with the tuner installed.  Right out of the driveway, the throttle response was AWESOME.
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2022, 06:59:51 am »
I am close to ordering the 5 Star Tune, specifically the 87 octane option.  Before I do, I have a couple more questions.

Does the product include the 3 (or more) various octane options?

In what way and by how much did the tune affect your fuel economy?
« Last Edit: October 07, 2022, 07:01:25 am by Ron Dittmer »
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2022, 09:42:56 am »
I only received the one 87 octane tune on my tuner and I did not notice a noticeable fuel mileage difference.  FYI-, I just ordered it from the website and did not actually speak to them directly.  From my understanding, you can phone them directly and chat with one of the sales / tech team and ask about special tunes specifically for your situation. 
I was actually going to reach out to you privately and inquire about your likelihood of purchasing but this answers my question.  Like I noted previously, I love the tuner.  The wireless gas pedal response was outstanding.  The first time I drove it off the driveway, I pushed the gas like normal and launched.  Very responsive. Please keep us up to date if you do purchase and how you like it.
Also, if you buy directly from 5startuning.com, use coupon code ď5STARĒ and get 5% off.  About $27.  I just tried it and it works.
WOW, I sound like a sales rep.  LOL.
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2022, 11:01:27 am »
I will give 5-Star a call before ordering, just to make sure all will work as anticipated for my 2007 E350 with V10 and 2nd year production of the first generation Torqshift transmission.  I don't know if I have a drive-by-wire throttle pedal.

And thanks for the tip on the discount!

I don't like buying high priced techie things until getting closer to a long trip which won't happen until sometime next year.  This way I have a better chance of getting the most recent improvements/enhancements.  Of coarse prices can also increase so I run a risk there.
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2022, 07:53:52 pm »
Ron,
I originally got the 5Star tune for my 2004 2350 and it worked great.
You will find the 5Star guys really great to talk to and very helpful.

Go fot it!

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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2022, 10:05:36 pm »
I will give 5-Star a call before ordering, just to make sure all will work as anticipated for my 2007 E350 with V10 and 2nd year production of the first generation Torqshift transmission.  I don't know if I have a drive-by-wire throttle pedal.

And thanks for the tip on the discount!

I don't like buying high priced techie things until getting closer to a long trip which won't happen until sometime next year.  This way I have a better chance of getting the most recent improvements/enhancements.  Of coarse prices can also increase so I run a risk there.
You can also update at will on the website.  There is an upgrade out for mine as well . Just have not done it yet and not sure what it is either .But I get you. 
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2022, 07:59:56 am »
I will give 5-Star a call before ordering, just to make sure all will work as anticipated for my 2007 E350 with V10 and 2nd year production of the first generation Torqshift transmission.  I don't know if I have a drive-by-wire throttle pedal.

And thanks for the tip on the discount!

I don't like buying high priced techie things until getting closer to a long trip which won't happen until sometime next year.  This way I have a better chance of getting the most recent improvements/enhancements.  Of coarse prices can also increase so I run a risk there.
You can also update at will on the website.  There is an upgrade out for mine as well . Just have not done it yet and not sure what it is either.  But I get you.
2o2

It that available upgrade, a free upgrade?  Or do you pay for upgrades or updates, or whatever they are classified as?
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2022, 11:40:00 am »
From what I understand, itís free upgrades. When you upgrade your device you have to return your RV back to stock setting before you apply the update. Thatís something I just learned. That could be free software or program.  I am upgrading mine today.  Also, they just dropped the price to $467. Thatís 15%off so the coupon wonít work now but thatís an extra 10% off from the coupon.  WIN WIN situation.
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2022, 09:29:49 am »
Thanks for that information!
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2022, 10:53:31 am »
I called this morning and talked to tech support.  I wanted to make certain my 2007 E350 chassis with 6.8L-V10 and 1st generation Torqshift transmission and E350 rear differential and also towing a 4300 pound Jeep Liberty all the time, is considered (non-confrontational).  The tune assumes 87 octane which was another question I had.  I run 87 and no modifcation to the intake or exhaust systems, a stock chassis setup.

I just placed my order moments ago.  Cost with shipping and IL sales tax: $508.39
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2022, 04:43:18 pm »
WAHOO!!!!!!!! ;) 2o2
Please let us know your thoughts. 
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2022, 11:11:29 pm »
I won't be able to comment on the 5 Star Tune until after our next big trip which won't be until next year.  :'(
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2022, 09:27:55 am »
I won't be able to comment on the 5 Star Tune until after our next big trip which won't be until next year.  :'(

You won't be sorry!
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2022, 09:43:44 am »
I won't be able to comment on the 5 Star Tune until after our next big trip which won't be until next year.  :'(

You won't be sorry!
I hope you are right.

Our 2007 E350 PC-2350 towing our 2006 Liberty has always been a bit irritating under certain conditions, most predominantly while using the cruise control.  On interstate highways, at every over-pass, the transmission downshifts what feels like three times to climb up the over-pass, then shifts back to normal gear at the top, only to down-shift again while going down the other side.

There are certain stretches of interstate highway where there are such over-passes every few minutes.  >(  The 5 Star Tune to address that alone would make it worth the money.  Improvements under other conditions would be "bonus".
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Re: Lake Wenatchee, WA
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2022, 08:24:12 pm »
Hopefully you will be able to at least check out the different feel around the neighborhood with the PC alone.  Not sure what your weather is back there at the moment though. 
Steve